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    Advice asap!!!!

    I'm on my way to Sportsman's Warehouse to buy my son a yote-all around rifle and was needing some input. What would you guys prefer, I'm looking at a 22-250 tikka. They also have a savage. Wasn't sure to go with a 243 or 22-250. I told him one of these two because he could also use it for smaller game like deer and antelope. Am I on the right track or is there something else I should look at. I will be going in the next couple hours so the sooner the better, thanks guys. J

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    If it will double as a deer gun go with the .243. 243 is flat out a better deer cartridge and a 243 wont tear up coyote hides any worse than the 22-250 as long as you use bonded bullets. Strictly yotes I prefer the .223 as the ammo is cheap and usually plentiful. Most shots when calling are well within the .223 range.

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    Another vote for the .243. Covers deer/antelope/coyotes and lots of bullets to choose from.

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    I would say the .243! Great all around caliber.


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    If you aren't in a super hurry and don't mind looking around a bit for a used rifle, or maybe finding one of the CDL's they chambered for it a year or two ago, the 6mm Remington is the way I would go. It's a bit flatter shooting and harder hitting than the .243 if only slightly so. It's a great round. Your choices you have outlined in the .22-250 and the 243 are both good for coyotes, but if it was those two I would also go .243.

    Tikka builds a very fine rifle and they shoot very well. I just haven't warmed up to the Savage brand much although they do shoot. Good luck.
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    I use a .223 and have great results with little to no hide damage, but putting them straight down out to 400ish yards

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    I don't know what the regs are in NM, but in Colorado the smallest rifle you can hunt big game with is a .243. My suggestion would be a .243 small enough for a coyote and I've seen that caliber hit hard enough with proper shot placement to take down more than one elk.

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    I don't think you can hunt coyote in Colorado with a small game license using a .24, you might check the regs

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    For yotes I would go 22-250 but if you want to use it for deer and antelope too I would go 243 for sure.
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    Excellent choice on the Tikka.

    I'll echo everyone and say .243, because deer was on the list.

 

 

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